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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track by the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?
The deer darted from the thicket.
The children were darting to and fro about the house.
The children darted into the room.
The door darted away when it saw us.
They darted across the street.
The hare darted along the edge of the clearing.
dart = (cause to) move forward suddenly and quickly
The road got level again as it darted away towards Geneva.
The snake darted out its tongue.
Swallows are darting through the air.
She darted a glance at me.
His eyes darted flashes of anger as she spoke..
dart = throw, cast
Parching darts of the sun.
dart = arrow, beam,
A bird made a sudden dart from the air upon it.
dart = a sudden, rapid movement.
The whale continuing to descend the moment either of the boats got within dart of him.
within dart of him = at a dartís throw (at a stoneís throw) = a short distance away from
He stood on the fringe of the forest outlined against the dark.
fringe = outskirts
Such fringing away of precious life, in thinking of carpets and tables, is an affliction to me.
fringe away = trifle away
There is a cut-rate drug-store on the corner.
I bought it at a cut-rate price.
John's brother bought a cut-rate bicycle at the second-hand store.
If you buy cut-rate things, be sure they are good quality first.
cut-rate = sold or on sale at a reduced price
As the group neared the home base, pilot after pilot peeled off for a landing.
peel off = to dive away from a group of airplanes in a flight formation; bring one plane down from a group.
He peeled off his clothes and dived in.
She peeled off her gloves.
peel off = undress, take off
Thank you for your efforts.
They look alright...
Thanks are due to you for this compilation.